Bradley Domkowski & Ashley Best
(860) 301-4557*  
*Please Title Subject: Portland Fair

Mail Entries To

Open Sheep/ Bradley Domkowski
585 Miner St.
Middletown, CT 06457

Open Sheep Rules

• Accepted between September 1-October 1, or when pens are full
• Accepted only in classes listed and in order of arrival to penning capacity
• Entry fee of $1.00 per goat must be mailed with the entry form

1. Owners must be present when animals are being judged.

2. Animals may be brought in between 8:00-4:00 pm on Thursday. All entries must remain in place until 6:00 pm on Sunday. Any animals removed before this time will result in the forfeit of all money awarded.

3. All exhibitors are held responsible for keeping barns and exhibit areas clean and neat at all times.

4. All Exhibitors are expected to wear proper show attire during shows.

5. Entries limited to 10 sheep per farm or family.

6. All entries must be submitted with proper health certificates as outlined by the State Department of Agriculture.

7. One entry per exhibitor in-group classes (Classes 12-17). Two entries per exhibitor in single classes (Classes 2-11).

8. Exhibitors must provide their own feed and hay; bedding will be provided.

9. Each recognized breed will show separately.

10. Wool Breeds of sheep must be shown with a minimum of 2 inches of fleece.

11. All entries will be inspected upon arrival; registration papers and health certificates will be checked at time of check-in. Acceptance or rejection of animals upon arrival will be left up to the discretion of the superintendents and or the health officials.

12. Any animals not properly cleaned or fitted for show will be rejected at the discretion of the superintendents.

13. Entries close October 1.

14. Entry Fee of $1.00 per animal.


Classes 2-16 Fitting & Showmanship Classes 1 & 17
- 1st: $20.00 Rosettes
- 2nd: $18.00
- 3rd: $16.00
- 4th: $14.00

Animal Exhibit Forms


Showmanship Classes

1: Fitting & Showmanship (First year showing)

Ram Classes

Class 2: Ram Lamb Champion Ram awarded to each breed rams
Class 3: Pair of Ram Lambs Reserve Champion Ram awarded to each breed rams
Class 4: Yearling Ram
Class 5: Pair of Yearling Rams

Ewe Classes

Class 6: Ewe Lamb Champion Ewe awarded to each breed ewes
Class 7: Pair of Ewe Lambs Reserve Champion Ewe awarded to each breed ewes
Class 8: Yearling Ewe Youth Grand Champion Sheep
Class 9: Pair of Yearling Ewes Youth Reserve Grand Champion Sheep
Class 10: Aged Ewe Youth Best Fleece
Class 11: Pair of Aged Ewes

Group Classes

Class 12: Exhibitors Flock: (1 Ram any age, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs)
Class 13: Breeders Flock: (1 Ram any age, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs, all bred and owned)
Class 14: Get of Sire: (4 animals out of one sire. Ram and Ewes allowed)
Class 15: Market Lambs: (Class to be divided into 2 classes by weight)
Class 16: Pair of Market Lambs Class 17: Educational Display (Can be put near your pen and farm display) Create a display that will educate fair visitors about your animals. Posters must be hung by exhibitor at check-in.